On the triple date of South American Qualifiers to be held in October, the Argentina national team will seek to take another step towards qualification by Qatar World Cup 2022. With that goal in mind, the coach Lionel scaloni released on Monday the list of cited for the matches in which the national team will face Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru.
Total, the coach summoned 30 players to play the three games. It is worth noting that two of them will be valid for dates 11 and 12 of the contest, while the remainder corresponds to the fifth day, which was postponed at the time due to the resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic in the region. The first match will be on Thursday, October 7, at 8 p.m., against the Guaraní team in Asunción, then it will be on Sunday 10, from 8:30 p.m., it will be the turn of receiving the Charrúas in a new edition of a South American classic that will be played at the Monumental de Núñez stadium. Finally, on Thursday the 14th, also at 8:30 p.m. and on the same stage, those of Scaloni will receive the Inca cast directed by Ricardo Tigre Gareca.
Despite the physical discomfort (knee contusion) that sidelined him from the last two PSG games, the captain Lionel messi leads a call from Argentina that has no major changes regarding the names that were called for the recent triple date of September. The most brilliant return is that of the archer Esteban Andrada, former Boca and today at Monterrey in Mexico, who was a regular until the Copa América. He took the place of Gerónimo Rulli, who appeared in the September summons after winning the Europa League with Villarreal. The former Lanús and Arsenal accumulate 12 matches in the arc of the Aztec cast.
The midfielder is also present Exequiel Palacios and from the forward Paulo Dybala, who come from suffering injuries. The Bayer Leverkusen player suffered a ligament tear in his right ankle a little over a week ago, a diagnosis that foresaw four weeks of recovery, but in Ezeiza they trust they will have it on time. That of Juventus, meanwhile, he had to leave the court 20 minutes into the first half in the match that his team played last Sunday against Sampdoria due to a muscle discomfort. Another return: Lucas Alario, Bayer Leverkusen tip, another fixed in the citations of Scaloni, but also due to physical questioners was not in the consecration at the Maracana stadium.
Argentina ranks second in the qualifying standings. Those of Scaloni add 18 points and are six below the leader Brazil, who has 24 and who so far has won all their commitments. Uruguay, with 15, and Ecuador, with 13, complete for the moment the positions that would qualify for the World Cup, leaving Colombia in the repechage zone, also with 13 units but with a worse goal difference. It should be remembered that both Brazil and Argentina have one game less than the rest because the game they were supposed to play on September 5 in São Paulo for date six was suspended after five minutes of play due to the irruption into the field of agents of the health organizations of the local country.
Archers: Franco Armani (River), Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa), Esteban Andrada (Monterrey) and Juan Musso (Atalanta).
Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Seville), Nahuel Molina Lucero (Udinese), Cristian Romero (Tottenham), Nicolás Otamendi (Benfica), Lucas Martínez Quarta (Fiorentina), Germán Pezzella (Fiorentina), Lisandro Martínez (Ajax), Marcos Acuña (Seville), Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax) and Juan Foyth (Villarreal).
Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul (Atlético Madrid), Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint Germain), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham), Guido Rodríguez (Betis), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen), Nicolás Domínguez (Bologna) and Alejandro Gómez (Sevilla).
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain), Lucas Alario (Bayer Leverkusen), Lautaro Martínez (Inter), Nicolás González (Fiorentina), Ángel Correa (Atlético Madrid), Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain), Joaquín Correa (Inter), Julián Álvarez (River) and Paulo Dybala (Juventus).